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Book Club Books: Nonfiction

Looking for your next book club read? Check out the Book Club books the Davenport Public Library has available.

Nonfiction Book Club in a Box Kits

Below is a list of the nonfiction titles available as book club kits at the Davenport Public Library. Each kit has multiple copies of the books as well as discussion questions and a summary. Printable PDF of discussion questions and summary are available below for certain kits. General discussion questions can be found on the Home page.

'Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire' by Peter Stark

'Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President' by Candice Millard

'I'll Be Gone in the Dark' by Michelle McNamara

'Let's Pretend This Never Happened' by Jenny Lawson

'Sin in the Second City' by Karen Abbott

'The Girls from Ames' by Jeffrey Zaslow

'The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York' by Deborah Blum

'The Zookeeper's Wife' by Diane Ackerman

'The Four Agreements' by Miguel Ruiz

'Bossypants' by Tina Fey

'High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed' by Michael Kodas

'In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex' by Nathaniel Philbrick

'Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery' by Robert Kolker

'Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers' by Mary Roach

'The Good Nurse' by Charles Graeber

'The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness' by Sy Montgomery

'Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar' by Cheryl Strayed

'Change Me Into Zeus's Daughter' by Barbara Moss

'Hillbilly Elegy' by J.D. Vance

'Lady Killers' by Tori Telfer

'Orange is the New Black' by Piper Kerman

'The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir' by Thi Bui

'The Library Book' by Susan Orlean

'The Stranger Beside Me' by Ann Rule

'Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail' by Cheryl Strayed